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      Octavia E. Butler’s Parable Of The Sower Created By Toshi Reagon andBernice Johnson Reagon Music and Lyrics By Toshi Reagon and Bernice Johnson ReagonDirected By Eric Ting in Los Angeles


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      March 7, 2020

      Saturday   8:00 PM

      10745 Dickson Court, Los Angeles, CA 90095
      Los Angeles, California 90095

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      Octavia E. Butler’s Parable Of The Sower Created By Toshi Reagon andBernice Johnson Reagon Music and Lyrics By Toshi Reagon and Bernice Johnson ReagonDirected By Eric Ting

      “When the plot of a dystopian novel and the daily churn of the news cycle start overlapping, admiration for a given author’s prescience may make way for alarm.” —The New York Times

      Based on the novels Parable of the Sower and Parable of the Talents by Octavia E. Butler, this genre-defying work of political theater featuring a powerhouse ensemble of 20 singers, actors and musicians harnesses 200 years of Black music to give musical life to Butler’s acclaimed science fiction novel. Parable of the Sower, set in 2024 and published in 1993, presciently grapples with many of the same issues we face today—global warming, corporate influence over government, a destabilized economy, water scarcity, food scarcity, the privatization of social services, homelessness, public safety, a return of long forgotten diseases and the profit-making machine that runs the medical industry. Written by singer, composer and producer Toshi Reagon in collaboration with her mother, Dr. Bernice Johnson Reagon (song leader, composer, scholar, social activist and founder of Sweet Honey In the Rock), Parable of the Sower is a mesmerizing theatrical work of rare power and beauty that reveals deep insights into gender, race and the future of human civilization.

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